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[Micronet] problems with e-mail

Lucy Greco

This late on a Friday afternoon why can't computers talk to each other in the same language. I am trying to send a doc file to three users on campus. I am using Outlook they are all using Thunderbird. However two of the three users are on Apple and one is on Windows. The Windows user received the attachment the Apple users only received a Win.dat file when the Windows user forwarded the file there were two attachments. One was the filename with an icon that looked like a Jack in the box. Not being a visual user I have no idea what that means. The only thing that has changed recently on my system is that I've changed my default save in Word 2007 to doc instead of docx. I was getting tired of re-sending files to non-docx users. Ideas clues hint.

 

The really sad thing is that two weeks ago our director was having the same problem and I fixed it for him. The way I fixed it for him was by changing his Outlook settings to match mine.

 

Lucy Greco

Assistive Technology Specialist

University of California, Berkeley

http://www.attlc.berkeley.edu

(510) 643-7591

 


 
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Re: [Micronet] problems with e-mail

Greg Merritt
Outlook sends attachments with nonstandard encodings when it thinks a  
recipient can handle it.  However, it is sometimes wrong.

The goal is to get the sender's outlook to not try so hard, and  
instead send the attachment in a universally-decodable format.

There was a short Micronet thread about this in May.  Here are links  
to three relevant posts:

http://ls.berkeley.edu/mail/micronet/2009/2196.html
http://ls.berkeley.edu/mail/micronet/2009/2197.html
http://ls.berkeley.edu/mail/micronet/2009/2203.html

-Greg


On Jun 18, 2010, at 4:21 PM, Lucy Greco wrote:

> This late on a Friday afternoon why can't computers talk to each  
> other in the same language. I am trying to send a doc file to three  
> users on campus. I am using Outlook they are all using Thunderbird.  
> However two of the three users are on Apple and one is on Windows.  
> The Windows user received the attachment the Apple users only  
> received a Win.dat file when the Windows user forwarded the file  
> there were two attachments. One was the filename with an icon that  
> looked like a Jack in the box. Not being a visual user I have no  
> idea what that means. The only thing that has changed recently on my  
> system is that I've changed my default save in Word 2007 to doc  
> instead of docx. I was getting tired of re-sending files to non-docx  
> users. Ideas clues hint.
>
> The really sad thing is that two weeks ago our director was having  
> the same problem and I fixed it for him. The way I fixed it for him  
> was by changing his Outlook settings to match mine.
>
> Lucy Greco
> Assistive Technology Specialist
> University of California, Berkeley
> http://www.attlc.berkeley.edu
> (510) 643-7591
>
>
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Re: [Micronet] problems with e-mail

Jonathan Felder
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I believe removing them and re-adding them to your contact list should
fix it.

On 6/18/2010 4:21 PM, Lucy Greco wrote:

> This late on a Friday afternoon why can't computers talk to each other
> in the same language. I am trying to send a doc file to three users on
> campus. I am using Outlook they are all using Thunderbird. However two
> of the three users are on Apple and one is on Windows. The Windows user
> received the attachment the Apple users only received a Win.dat file
> when the Windows user forwarded the file there were two attachments. One
> was the filename with an icon that looked like a Jack in the box. Not
> being a visual user I have no idea what that means. The only thing that
> has changed recently on my system is that I've changed my default save
> in Word 2007 to doc instead of docx. I was getting tired of re-sending
> files to non-docx users. Ideas clues hint.
>
> The really sad thing is that two weeks ago our director was having the
> same problem and I fixed it for him. The way I fixed it for him was by
> changing his Outlook settings to match mine.
>
> Lucy Greco
>
> Assistive Technology Specialist
>
> University of California, Berkeley
>
> http://www.attlc.berkeley.edu
>
> (510) 643-7591
>
>
>
>
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Re: [Micronet] problems with e-mail

Erik Klavon
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On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 04:30:34PM -0700, Greg Merritt wrote:
> Outlook sends attachments with nonstandard encodings when it thinks a  
> recipient can handle it.  However, it is sometimes wrong.

lookOut.

Erik

 
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